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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 07

Opportunities for Technology in Sustainability: In Conversation With BSR’s New ICT Practice Director

July 26, 2011

The Opportunity for Technology in Sustainability

This week, we talk with BSR’s new ICT Practice Director Vijay Kanal about the many opportunities for high-tech companies not only to improve their own sustainability practices but to use technology to help solve broader environmental and social challenges. Kanal, who started his career as an electrical engineer and later held various senior roles at Sun Microsystems, spoke with us about what his personal mission in working with ICT companies, and what he thinks other companies can learn from high-tech “risk-takers.”

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Traveling in a Changing Climate

July 19, 2011

Climate Change-ing the Way We Travel

With summer vacation in high gear for those in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a good time to turn our attention to how the travel and tourism industry is addressing challenges related to climate change. In this week’s feature article, BSR Manager Celine Suarez dives into how companies like Starwood and Expedia are developing climate adaptation strategies to reduce risks—and generate new opportunities.

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Redefining Leadership at the BSR Conference 2011

July 12, 2011

Gearing Up for the BSR Conference 2011

Eighteen years after the first annual BSR Conference debuted in Washington, D.C., the BSR Conference 2011 once again lines up three days of thought-provoking and inspiring sessions with expert speakers covering a range of sustainability topics.

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Conflict Minerals Due Diligence: What Can Companies Expect?

July 5, 2011

Conducting Due Diligence on Conflict Minerals

As soon as next month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will issue regulations requiring public companies to report on “conflict minerals” in their supply chains. To help companies prepare for this imminent regulation, BSR Advisory Services Manager Sasha Radovich provides a five-step framework for responsibly managing minerals sourced from the area around the Democratic Republic of the Congo and explores stakeholders’ expectations at different ends of the supply chain.

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